Religion Briefs, Aug. 26, 2017
Vineyard church celebrates 1 year
Vineyard Community Church will have a one-year celebration on Sunday at its permanent location, 2711 Unaweep Ave.
The celebration service will be at 10 a.m., with ice cream sundaes served afterward.
Fields of Faith gatherings around area
Local students and their families will join thousands of other youth and community members on athletic fields across the nation this fall to share their Christian faith with fellow students and community members during the 13th annual national Fields of Faith.
The third annual Mesa County Fields of Faith, hosted by Western Colorado Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will take place at five locations this year instead of just one, a news release said
The first Fields of Faith gathering is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Colorado Mesa University Alumnae Field. Community members are encouraged to pick the one closest to them to attend or plan to attend them all.
Additional gatherings will be:
■ 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Fruita Monument High School football field
■ 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Grand Junction High School football field
■ 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Central High School baseball field
■ 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Palisade High School baseball field
“While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a simple community event for Christians to share their faith with one another through testimony, worship, prayer and through a challenge to us all to read the Bible on a regular basis,” the news release said.
Lecture series at Church of the Nativity
Church of the Nativity will begin a bi-monthly lecture series offered by the church’s “Caring for all Creation” ministry.
The lectures, on a variety of subjects and presented by experts in their field, are free and open to the public.
The first lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 2175 Broadway. Rick Kenagy, of Canyon View Gardens, will present on aquaponics, a process that combines aquaculture, the raising of aquatic species in a controlled environment and hydroponics, the growing of plants in soil-less media.
Future lecture topics are pet trusts, the link between animal abuse and domestic violence, disaster preparation for animals, and more.
Call the church at 245-9606 for information.